Pathology at Johns Hopkins

The Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins is preeminent nationally and globally in the study and treatment of human disease and in professional training in all areas of pathology and laboratory science. Currently, there are over 1400 people in the department, which includes approximately 120 full-time faculty, 36 residents, 45 graduate students, over 100 fellows, and 1000 staff members.

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Congratulations, Dr. James!

January 10, 2019

PSC Spine Fusion
Congratulations to Dr. Aaron James and the James Lab on discovering the signal that drives stem cells to form new bones! In Dr. James' own words, "The mechanisms by which progenitor cells commit to adopt a bone cell (osteoblast) or fat cell (adipocyte) fate are not well understood. Leveraging prior transcriptome studies, our group identified the matricellular protein WISP-1 as integral to this decision making process. WISP-1 is highly expressed in the perivascular niche, positively regulating bone formation upon cell transplantation. Overall, our findings suggest that WISP-1 signaling upregulation may be of future benefit in cell therapy mediated bone tissue engineering, for the healing of bone defects or other orthopaedic applications." Read the Hub article.

January 9, 2019

Diagnosis of Endometrial Biopsies and Curettings
The 3rd edition of Diagnosis of Endometrial Biopsies and Curettings was recently published. Congratulations to Drs. Tricia Murdock, Emanuela Veras, Robert Kurman and Michael Mazur! This book entails a comprehensive review of endometrial pathophysiology, including the recognition of physiologic conditions, as well as the accurate interpretation of pathologic entities.

The New PathWays is out!

January 3, 2019

PathWays December 2018
PathWays is our annual departmental newsletter. Read about developments, news and people in the department! Read the newest PathWays. You can also view the archive of previous PathWays.

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